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Prévoir vs Prédire

Thanh Tân T.B2Kwiziq community member

Prévoir vs Prédire

Please help me distinguish those two words, I keep making mistake when it comes to translating the word "predict" in English.

Asked 1 year ago
Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Synonyms in many situations with nuanced differences. :

prédire implies stating/announcing that something is expected to occur; this may be based just on supposition but could also be after deliberation

prévoir implies a more structured, rational approach to determining a likely event/outcome which may or may not be broadcast prior to the event but often is eg the weather, business outcomes etc 

Not an exact match by any means, but in English it might help to think of the overlap and differences between ‘predict’ and ‘preview’.

https://vitrinelinguistique.oqlf.gouv.qc.ca/23855/le-vocabulaire/nuances-semantiques/difference-entre-predire-et-prevoir

 

Prévoir vs Prédire

Please help me distinguish those two words, I keep making mistake when it comes to translating the word "predict" in English.

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